Thursday, January 4, 2018

[UPDATE] MARGARET (2011): A High School Student Performs Oral Sex on Teacher

The current issue of the New Yorker (Jan. 8, 2018) has a review of Margaret (2011). The review mentioned that the film is: "[...] romantic yet scathing, lyrical with street life and vaulting skylines, reckless with first adventure, and awed by the intellectual and poetic abstractions on which the great machine runs." And that the film: "[...] stars Anna Paquin as Lisa Cohen, a headstrong private-school teen-ager [...]" However, the review strangely failed to mention that Lisa was an aggressive teleiophile. Below is my original May 8, 2013 post:

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that nymphets do not want to be treated like children, and they do not want ephebophiles to act like children. 

For example, in the film Margaret (2011), high school student Lisa (Anna Paquin) went to visit Mr. Aaron (Matt Damon), her high school teacher, at his Manhattan sublet to get advice, because she: "[...] didn't have anyone else to talk to." 

However, Mr. Aaron became distraught after Lisa performed oral sex on him, but Lisa was unsympathetic. 

She said, “Don’t worry. I’m not going to tell anybody. If that’s what you’re worried about. I totally initiated the whole thing. Anyway it’s just sex. You’re acting like a little kid. I’ll see you in [high] school.” 

The portrayal of Lisa as a sexually aggressive high school student is an accurate one; thus, Mr. Aaron should have been just as aggressive in rejecting her advances.